10 Famous Londoners To Inspire Your Students

Many a well-known person has been born and bred in London. Here is our top list of famous Londoners to inspire your students for a school trip to London.


1 Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, an English film director and producer, was well-known as "the Master of Suspense". Film & Media school visits to London include an interactive session at the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), workshops at the London Film Academy and the Sky Skills Academy where students can create their own television report.




2 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was a novelist who wrote the iconic Gothic novel Frankenstein. Students of English can visit London and the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for a tour and practical workshop and then go on a Dickens Walk of London and visit the British Library for some literary inspiration.




3 Michael Faraday was a famous scientist who contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His biggest breakthrough in electricity was his invention of the electric motor. Science school visits to London include the Science Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Natural History Museum and the L’Oréal Royal Institution, an imaginary laboratory space for students to explore science and technology.



4 David Beckham, a former professional football player, is a great inspiration for students of Sport. On a Sport school visit to London students can stroll in the Wembley Stadium dressing room like a superstar, visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and pass through the players tunnel at Twickenham Stadium.




5 Queen Elizabeth the second is now the longest-reigning British monarch and you can visit her home, Windsor Castle on a History school trip to London. Other History visits to London include the ‘Hands on History’ exhibition at the Tower of London, the Cabinet War Rooms used as emergency accommodation for Sir Winston Churchill and the Cutty Sark sailing ship, the fastest and greatest of her time.



6 Sir Richard Branson is a well-known businessman for founding the Virgin Group and has been knighted for his ‘services to entrepreneurship’. Business & Economic school visits to London include a City Finance Walking Tour which includes sites such as the London Stock Exchange and the Guildhall, The Bank of England, Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, and the opportunity to visit a leading entrepreneurial and inspirational business.



7 Diane Abbott is a British politician who was the first black woman MP as well as the longest serving black MP in the House of Commons. During a school trip to London you can go on a guided visit of the Houses of Parliament where you will see The Queen’s Robing Room, The Royal Gallery, The Prince’s Chamber, The Prince's Chamber, the Chamber of the House of Lords, the Central Lobby, House of Commons, Member's Lobby, Division Lobby, St Stephens Hall and Westminster Hall.



8 Where would we be without the World Wide Web which Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, an engineer and computer scientist is best known for inventing and the computer. On a Computer Science visit to London students can visit the Microsoft’s Flagship Store where you can test and experience the latest technology and book an interactive workshop.



9 Dame Elizabeth Taylor began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s and became a popular Hollywood star. Where better to inspire a budding star than on a Performing Arts, Drama & Theatre school trip to London. Your students can go on a Workshop run by Musical Theatre Performers from a hit Disney show and join a backstage tour of the National Theatre and finish off the day seeing a hit West End Show.



10 Charles Babbage was a mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer and is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer which led to the computer as we know it today. Inspirational Maths school trips to London include the ArcelorMittal Orbit where students can learn all about the facts and figures of this unique structure before taking the thrilling 40 second slide down! Other trips include Bletchley Park to see the Enigma machine and the Mathematics Gallery at the Science Museum.


Inspired? This is just a selection of the visits you can take your students on for college or school trip to London which is suitable for many other subjects not mentioned including Art & Design, Human Geography, Design & Technology, Leisure & Tourism and Psychology & Sociology, as well as a general Cultural & Enrichment tour.


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